The OPTX Project: Comparing the Optical and X-Ray Spectral Properties of Active Galactic Nuclei

Type Conference Paper
Names Laura Trouille, Amy Barger
Proceedings Title Proceedings from IAU Symposium
Conference Name Co-Evolution of Central Black Holes and Galaxies
Volume 267
Pages 142
Series Proceedings from IAU Symposium
Date May 1, 2010
Short Title The OPTX Project
URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010IAUS..267..142T
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract Using a uniformly selected and highly spectroscopically complete sample of Chandra X-ray sources, we show that one cannot use X-ray spectral classifications and optical spectral classifications equivalently. Until a better understanding is reached for how the X-ray and optical classifications relate to the obscuration of the central engine, the use of a mixed classification scheme can only complicate the interpretation of X-ray AGN samples.
Tags accretion disks, galaxies: active
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